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Sr. Project Manager

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG's Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education/.

Responsibilities

Overall Responsibilities:

Serves as regional advisor for software implementations and project management best practices. Develops, trains and supports standardization of project management practices across the region in accordance to the strategic vision set forth by the Education Practice Area's Project Management Office (PMO).

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management guidance and direction to consultants to support the Education Area PMO, Practice area, and South Region initiatives.
  • Accountable for managing specific projects, as assigned.
  • Mentor and assist project managers on project management best practices that includes but not limited to:
  • Scope Management (change requests)
  • Time Management (schedules)
  • Cost Management (budget, costs, and pricing)
  • Quality Management (strategy and testing)
  • Communications Management (reporting and escalations)
  • Risk/Issue Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Systems Development Lifecycle
  • Work with local managers to resolve resource constraints and build capacity in client teams.
  • Mentor project team members in problem resolution (root cause analysis, alternatives, solutions) and in other project management skills.
  • Monitor and advise project teams across the region and work with those teams to ensure projects meet or exceed objectives.
  • Advise and support strategic initiatives to develop and train consultants on best project management practices.
  • Prepare internal and external high-level executive reports for managers and senior staff.
  • Provide after-hours support and travel, as required.
  • Develop and deliver internal trainings as part of building project management capacity in client teams across the region, as requested.

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to organize and plan work efficiently within set time limits and other constraints.
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate and influence outcomes with clients, project teams and development staff.
  • Strong Microsoft Office applications skills (preferably with Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Proficient in Project Management concepts, practices, and procedures (I.e., Project Management Institute's ten Knowledge Areas).
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) preferred or equivalent experience.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, Master's Degree preferred or equivalent experience (preference for focus on business administration and/or public policy).
  • 10+ years of experience in Project Management managing complex, multi-year projects.
  • Knowledge of technology solutions and K-12 education is preferred but not required.
  • Extensive experience within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), preferably within Education Technology domain.

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EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

Keywords: Public Consulting Group, Raleigh , Sr. Project Manager, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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